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Today is the Day


Leadership, Coach, Speaker, Trainer

As an experienced and esteemed public speaker, Chad aims to deliver education, inspiration and entertainment to a variety of audiences. Conquering many hurdles in his own life, Chad drives home a powerful message to those who are battling heavy mental health topics such as depression or suicide. He strives to make every event a memorable experience, placing a large emphasis on delivering motivating content. Get ready to be inspired in an authentic way that leaves you ready to upshift your view, your attitude, and your life.


I asked Chad to come and speak with my students after hearing them share their own stories day after day. Some had experienced major trauma, while others were just struggling with the changes they were facing as sophomore students. I knew some of Chad's story and wanted to offer my students an example from our community of someone who had lived similar trauma and struggles. Chad's message is not only uplifting, but also inspirational. He encourages his audience to pay attention and notice the needs of the people around them, but also to speak up if they know that something is going on with a friend.

Since having Chad speak with my students, a number of things have happened. One student reached out, feeling a strong connection to Chad's story, another began writing poetry to express internal feelings of struggle, and another student came to me, worried about the choices a friend was making after recognizing some of the signs of suicide that Chad had shared.

Chad's message is impactful and informative. I'm so thankful for the time Chad spent with my students that day and for the lasting impact he's had on them going forward. The world needs more people like Chad who are willing to share their story of struggle, but also their experience of survival. People of all ages benefit from being reminded that difficult experiences do not have to define who one is in the future.

Heidi Lamarr


Meaningful & Memorable (Public or Private Events)
Everyone has a story. Let's use it to make the next chapters better. I'll share how I turned a traumatic history into a positive and influential life.

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Get Ready to Take Action
Make mental health awareness part of your company culture. Learn ways to help others work more effectively together in a thoughtful manner.

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Know the Signs
Listen to them & know what to do to get them the help they need.

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Change their Perspective, Change their Future
Our youth are our future! Impact your students in a positive way by giving them the tools to help themselves or others.

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Seize the Opportunity
Make Mental Health a priority in your workplace. Learn how to make a positive impact on your personnel as a leader. Become the leader your team needs.

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Find out more about upshift and Chad's speaking services.

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